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Dachman-Soled, Dana

Professor Dana Dachman-Soled
Assistant Professor
ECE/UMIACS/Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
3407 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests 

  • Cryptography
  • Security


Dana Dachman-Soled recently joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at University of Maryland, College Park as an assistant professor.  Before coming to UMD, Dana spent two years as a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University, where she was a recipient of the FF SEAS Presidential Fellowship.  Dana's main research interests are cryptography and security. She is also interested in computational learning theory and property testing of Boolean functions.


  • B.A. in Math and Computer Science from Yeshiva University
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University

Selected Publications 

Why Fiat-Shamir for Proofs Lacks a Proof.
N. Bitansky, D. Dachman-Soled, S. Garg, A. Jain, Y. T. Kalai, A.
Lopez-Alt, D. Wichs.
TCC 2013.

Securing Circuits Against Constant-Rate Tampering.
D. Dachman-Soled, Y. T. Kalai.
CRYPTO 2012.

On the Black-Box Complexity of Optimally-Fair Coin Tossing. D. Dachman-Soled, Y. Lindell, M. Mahmoody, T. Malkin.
TCC 2011.

Simple, Black-Box Constructions of Adaptively Secure Protocols. S.G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee.
TCC, 2009.

Black-Box Construction a Non-Malleable Encryption Scheme from Any Semantically Secure One. S.G. Choi,
D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee. TCC, 2008.

Honors and Awards 

  • ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2015)

  • NSF Career Award (2015)

  • Recipient of the FF SEAS Presidential Fellowship (4-year fellowship)

Related News 

Dachman-Soled Wins 2016-17 Graduate School Research and Scholarship Summer Award
Award will support research to develop security measures to thwart hackers through locally decodable and updatable non-malleable codes. December 14, 2015

UMD Among Largest Recipients of NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Research and Education
UMD research awards are part of the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program October 21, 2015

UMD Researchers Awarded $1M from NIST to Work on Next-Generation Cryptography
Katz, Papamanthou and Dachman-Soled will collaborate with NIST on post-quantum cryptography project September 21, 2015

Dachman-Soled Wins ORAU Award for Junior Faculty
ECE professor was one of two nominees from the University of Maryland. May 28, 2015

Dachman-Soled Wins NSF Career Award
Professor Dana Dachman-Soled has been recognized for her innovative research in non-black-box cryptography. March 27, 2015

Clark School Welcomes New Faculty
Ten new faculty members join the Clark School for the 2013-2014 school year. September 10, 2013

Three Professors Focused on Cybersecurity Join ECE
As the academic year begins, the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes three new assistant professors. August 5, 2013